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From Incite to Leadership founder and CEO Jo Ilfeld, read the latest on strategic vision, leading change amid complexity, and honing the way you communicate and collaborate with others. Get resources, practical strategies, research, and more.

Shifting The Way You Work In A Coronavirus World – A Panel Discussion

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 19, 2020 |

 I was so thrilled to be joined this morning by two amazing colleagues. We hosted a panel discussion on how to change the way you work during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. We covered three main areas of that we’ve found are crucial to consider as you transition your working world from the office…

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The Financial Times Business Book of the Month

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 24, 2020 |

People tell me they often appreciate my book reviews since I’ve taken some of the legwork out of it for them to find both interesting and helpful reads. This month I’m focusing on one book in particular: Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life. This book was recently named…

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Have you heard of micro-resolutions? Here are mine for 2020.

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 30, 2020 |

Like you perhaps, I’m floored that we’re not just in a new year but a new decade. In honor of simplicity for myself and for you, I thought I would share how I’m doing my New Year’s resolutions this year. Over my winter holiday vacation with my family, I read this interesting article on Micro-Resolutions.…

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Can An AI-Based Coach Increase Your Leadership IQ?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 19, 2019 |

This article was first published on Forbes.com After reading a recent Wall Street Journal article about the future of online coaching, I decided to test it out. I signed up for an AI-based coaching service for managers called LEADx. To begin, I answered a few questions and then started having a conversation with “Coach Amanda.”…

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Here’s what’s on my nightstand. . .

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 22, 2019 |

Here’s what I am reading this month!

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Failing at a change? Have you tried this?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 16, 2019 |

When I sent my July newsletter out, I invited people to send me any thoughts or challenges they were having working to change their identity and/or their habits. While I got several responses, I got some questions from one of my readers. And I thought perhaps both his question, and my response would resonate with…

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Process or people? What matters more in your work culture?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 15, 2019 |

I recently returned home from a trip to Japan for work. One thing that struck me about being in Japan was how much some of the little things, that we often ignore in the US, really matter. Let me give you an example. My husband and I were walking along an outdoor market in Kyoto…

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You need to develop this leadership skill first!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 12, 2019 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach

I am not a sports fan. I didn’t grow up around sports (except for the best of the Chicago Bulls, my hometown team) In fact, I used to say that one of the reasons I married my husband was because he didn’t watch sports and I found them so boring to watch. I worked one…

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I’ve been known to overreact in these situations, have you?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 22, 2019 |
Jo Ilfeld Executive Coach| Leadership Article

*I’m pleased to share this article with you that was recently published on Forbes.com.* Have you ever been thrown off your game at a critical moment? Recently I met with a client who had an upcoming crucial off-site meeting alongside the leadership team she’s on. She was nervous about going to this off-site because she…

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Inbox Zero? How to Manage Your Email in 3 Simple Steps

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 24, 2019 |
Jo Ilfeld| Executive Leadership Coach|Inbox Zero? How to Manage Your Email in 3 Simple Steps

Overwhelmed by your inbox? Let me show you how to manage your email inbox in 3 simple steps

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